26-28 July, 2017 | Rydges Sydney Central, Sydney, NSW

Colin Cole

Centre for Railway Engineering

Conference Day One: Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

11:50 AM PANEL DISCUSSION: Building Resilient and Reliable Rolling Stock that can Operate After Equipment Malfunctions

Fleet should be able to finish services even in the event of breakdowns by having back-up equipment that enables continued function until it can be repaired. Moreover, when a fault occurs its cause and solution should be easily resolvable through forensic system analysis.
This panel discussion will include:
  • Broad-spectrum user availability for Rolling Stock Engineers
  • Creating back-up functions that can get broken-down Rolling Stock to Depots for repair
  • Improving heat resilience in Rolling Stock to withstand greater temperatures

2:50 PM Case Study: What we can Learn from Freight on Condition Monitoring Through Real-Time Data for Proactive Maintenance

Condition monitoring on freight trains has developed in certain directions out of necessity. These operators have been able to observe the effects of changes to maintenance quite quickly due to the high utilization of data captured on rail haul networks. The suburban and light rail context offers some different opportunities. Like heavy haul, suburban and light rail offer high utilization of assets, but are often smaller trains, stop frequently, and require passenger comforts. The environment for instruments is also very different, with better bogie suspensions (designed for passenger comfort), systems such as GPS and most importantly there is on-board power. This session will:
  • Discuss current developments in condition monitoring in the freight context
  • Debate opportunities for similar and diverse developments in suburban and light rail monitoring
  • Review the potential of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and data management

4:50 PM Successful Collaboration and Liaison Between Rolling Stock and Infrastructure Projects

How should managers provide rolling stock advice and input to:
  • Communicate specific maintenance and business requirements to third parties
  • Review the design and development of commissioned plans and testing
  • Provide useful feedback during technical investigations

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Colin .

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